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Man Gets Life Term For Murder; Acquitted Of Rape, Theft Charges | Pune News

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Pune: The court of additional sessions judge GK Agrawal here has convicted and sentenced a 29-year-old man to rigorous life imprisonment for trespassing and murdering a woman in her house at Bhandroli in Bhor taluka on the afternoon of February 27, 2017.
The accused Navnath Ramchandra Pansare was tried for trespassing, rape, theft and murder charges, following his arrest on February 28, 2017. The village’s police patil Anil Dombe was the complainant in the case after Pansare himself had called Dombe around 4pm on the day of the incident and claimed that an unknown person had killed the victim.
During scrutiny of the crime scene, the police found some black beads scattered inside the house and arrested Pansare the following day after the victim’s daughter identified the black beads as those belonging to the accused as she had seen him wearing the same whenever he had earlier visited their house. The court acquitted Pansare of rape and theft charges, owing to lack of evidence, but found him guilty of lurking house trespass and murder on the basis of circumstantial evidence, corroborated by medical and chemical analysis reports and witness statements. Pansare has remained in the Yerawada Central Jail since his arrest and will get the benefit of set off against the main sentence for the time served so far in jail, the court said.
Additional public prosecutor Sunil More had examined a total of 11 witnesses in support of the prosecution’s case, which was entirely based on circumstantial evidence and had no eye-witness. Some of the key points included the last seen theory, which was proved as the victim’s brother-in-law had seen Pansare hurriedly leaving the victim’s house around 3.30pm. Similarly, the evidence recorded by the victim’s daughter regarding recovery of black beads.
Seizure of blood stained shirt of the accused and a knife at his behest, the chemical analaysis report confirming that the blood group of the stains on the knife and the victim and the accused’s clothes were same. This led the court hold the accused guilty of murder.



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